Exchange 2003 with MessageOne ActiveMailbox

Posted on 2006-03-27
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
We are in the process of implementing our DR-BC plan.  One of our projects include implementing MessageOne's ActiveMailbox VaultBox that will provide Email Continuity for a DR scenerio.  One of MO's hardware requirement is to have a dedicated server that will have adequate storage for 7-times the estimated daily mail volume.  

How would you "estimate the daily mail volume" within Exchange 2003?

thanks to all.  

Question by:rmjcvelez
  • 2
LVL 104

Expert Comment

ID: 16311738
Without a third party application, probably perfmon will do the job. Once you have the list of monitors that you want, reset the Exchange services which will reset the counters. Then leave it to run for 24 hours and see what you are getting.


Author Comment

ID: 16317403
MessageOne provided the following:

A rough ballpark number would be Total Number of Tracking Logs generated per mailbox server over 7 days  X 5 (MB) divided by 7 = daily message transfer volume. We’ll likely be less than that due to compression and single instancing, but it’s a relatively reasonable high water mark.

But I'm not sure how to accomplish this.  Any suggestions?

LVL 104

Accepted Solution

Sembee earned 1000 total points
ID: 16322101
Tracking logs will be no good.
Message tracking logs only store the header information, nothing else.

They could be referring to Transaction logs. You would need to record the size of the transaction logs just before the backup runs as Exchange aware backups flush the tracking logs.


Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Steps to fix “Unable to mount database. (hr=0x80004005, ec=1108)”.
If you have come across a situation where you need to find some EDB mailbox recovery techniques, then here you will find the same. In this article, we will take you through three techniques using which you will be able to perform EDB recovery. You …
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
Suggested Courses

864 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question